Other Modes of Transportation
Local public transportation was not common except in
Kathmandu Valley. A trolley bus serviced the eastern part
valley between Kathmandu and Bhadgaon (or Bhaktapur),
about 500,000 passengers annually during the late 1980s.
(Cooperative Union) buses provided passenger service in
and to other locations in the eastern and western parts of
There was discussion in Kathmandu of developing a water
transportation system to utilize the rivers passing
The combined length of rivers was about 3,500 kilometers
(see The River System
, ch. 2). The government pursued feasibility
with the help of consultants, mostly foreign; however,
conducted as of 1991 were not encouraging.
Data as of September 1991